How To Choose the Right Eyewear for Your Style
How to choose: When it comes to choosing lenses and frames, you have hundreds of options. Even if you had time to try on every pair in the store, it would still be an overwhelming choice.
Narrowing down your options before you come into our Tulsa store can save time and frustration. Here are some tips to keep in mind.
Tips for Choosing Frames
Your prescription might limit your frame choice.
You may need a slightly larger frame than you’re used to if you need progressive lenses.
If you have a strong prescription with thicker lenses, you may need to choose a smaller frame to reduce the curve around the edges.
Consider choosing anti-reflective coating lenses to showcase your beautiful eyes by reducing reflection.
These four essential tips will help you choose frames that flatter your face:
- Contrast the frame shape with your face shape. If you have a round face, choose a square or rectangle pair of frames. For a heart-shaped face, choose rounded frames that are wider at the bottom.
- Fit the frame size to the scale of your face.
- The color of your frames should complement your natural coloring. For cool colored complexion, go with hues that are: black, silver, plum, magenta, pink, jade, or blue. If your skin has warm undertones, look for copper, peach, orange, red, off-white, and khaki-colored frames.
- Let your eyewear reflect your personality. Don’t be afraid to have fun and choose more than one pair.
Although you may love a pair of frames, trust your optician.
No matter how great a pair of glasses look on you, if the fit isn’t correct, you will not be comfortable.
When choosing the lenses best suited for your eyes, you should trust your optician even more.
Today, there’s a wide range of materials to match your lifestyle and vision needs.
It would be best if you considered how you use your eyewear and where.
- Lens material – Very few lenses today are made of glass. You have more options than ever before. High-index plastic is thin material designed for stronger prescriptions. Polycarbonate lenses are shatterproof and built for active adults and kids. We can recommend which material would be best for your prescription strength and lifestyle.
- Lens options – Single vision lenses correct nearsightedness or farsightedness, but not both. Single vision glasses also include reading lenses for people with presbyopia. Bifocals are the glasses that can correct both distance and up-close work. Progressive lenses are an advanced technology that ensures good sight at any range.
- Lens treatment options – These enhancements to your lenses are optional, but they can improve your eyewear’s performance.
- Anti-reflective – eliminates glare
- Photochromic – changes the lens to shade and protect eyes when exposed to UV rays
- Polarized – reduces glare while driving
- Scratch-resistant – prevents the lenses from getting scratched
- UV protection – blocks UV rays
Consider More Than One Pair
Depending on your lifestyle, there’s a strong chance that you would greatly benefit by having more than one pair of eyeglasses, each for different activities.
Glasses for people who work at computers
For folks that sit in front of keyboards and computers all day long and suffer from CVS (computer vision syndrome), we have lenses specially designed to let you see:
- your keyboard from the bottom of the lenses,
- the computer from the center
- 10-13 feet around the room from the top of the lenses.
If you sit at a computer all day, you may want to ask about special lenses for your workstation. These are NOT for driving or distance but are left at the workstation.
For driving, you may want to get a second pair of eyeglasses that are polarized.
Anti-Reflection treatments have three main benefits for eyewear users.
- Light transmission through the lenses increases from 9% to 18%, depending on the material.
- A massive reduction in annoying and dangerous “ghost images”.
- Safer nighttime driving and better appearance due to both a and b.
Also remember, not all anti-reflection coats are the same, especially when considering durability.
Excellent vision is essential to safer driving.
The most critical second pair is the POLARIZED SUNGLASS. ONLY polarized sun lenses can block blinding, reflective glare from car hoods and windshields, etc.
With Transitions (lenses that darken in sunlight), you get reasonable light control, but they will not darken behind the wheel of a car. Get a pair of polarized sunglasses, and if you want the best, we recommend Plano or RX MAUI JIM sunglasses.
Do you play sports?
Use polycarbonate and/or Trivex in safety and sports eyewear or when one eye has little or no vision.
If you play rough sports, a pair of sports eyewear will protect your eyes more effectively than your regular glasses.
Discuss your needs with our team and let us help you find the perfect set of frames and lenses.
Considerations In Choosing Which Pair Is Right For You
How many and what kind of glasses do you need to fit your lifestyle? Make sure to select proper size, shape, color, bridge width, and temple length when choosing frames. A proper fit is almost more important than how the frames look.
Trust your optician.
George is a professional and experienced optician.
He will help make the right selection according to factors such as prescription strength, lens type, budget, face shape, hairstyle, and many other vital factors.